Almost four years after LeadingAge and Mather LifeWays introduced “life plan community” as an alternative name for “continuing care retirement community,” more education may be needed for prospective residents and their adult children to understand and appreciate the terminology, according to Zion & Zion.
LeadingAge is adding its organizational voice to other industry groups supporting the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General’s call for increased oversight related to hospice care.
Promoting evidence-based interventions and tools would help prevent falls in senior living communities, according to comments LeadingAge recently submitted to the Senate Special Committee on Aging.
A new report on housing in the United States shows a disconnect between the needs of the population and the housing market that is supposed to serve them, according to one housing policy expert.
Aging services providers’ ability to serve low-income older adults will be hindered if the federal government proceeds with proposed changes to how it measures poverty, according to advocacy organizations representing the industry.
A “historic” group of aging services professionals concluded two days of meetings with university professionals Thursday in Chicago, and the resulting buzz left participants eager for the next steps.
The lead author of a new study on suicides related to long-term care says the research is a call for operators to examine how they are supporting mental health among residents, especially those just moving in.
Personal care aides should be included in the team-based programs through which home- and community-based services and care increasingly are delivered in assisted living communities and homes, but several factors are impeding their inclusion, according to a study recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
Industry groups representing senior living organizations say they generally support the federal government’s proposed salary threshold of $35,308 under which executive, administrative, professional and certain other employees would be eligible for overtime pay if they work more than 40 hours in a week. They still have concerns, however.
More than 1,000 elected officials, policymakers and affordable housing providers and residents showed their support for housing assistance for older adults by attending LeadingAge’s Senior Housing NOW Rally on Wednesday afternoon.
Individual healthcare workers as well as healthcare organizations can decline to provide care that conflicts with their religious and moral beliefs or mission under a final rule issued Thursday by the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights. Some fear the rule could lead to discrimination against LGBT individuals.
Senior living advocates told McKnight’s Senior Living they will continue working with policymakers and others to try to ensure that middle-market adults have housing and care options as they age.
Collaboration between housing providers and Medicare managed care plans, including plans for dually eligible beneficiaries, is the most feasible way in the short term to finance affordable housing plus services, according to a report shared Thursday by the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Thursday announcement of $50 million in funding for the Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly program is “particularly impactful in light of the fact that Congress has not provided funding for new 202 housing since fiscal year 2010,” LeadingAge said Friday.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Friday issued new guidance meant to clarify where Medicaid beneficiaries can receive home- and community-based services as defined in a 2014 regulation, but provider advocates said they still have questions.
Older baby boomers’ top choice of where to live if they were to have dementia is a senior living community, according to the results of a new LeadingAge–NORC poll revealed Monday at the LeadingAge Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. The finding, according to LeadingAge, was one of several from the research that challenge commonly held views of baby boomer preferences related to aging.
Several senior living operators and groups serving them are among the 3,574 organizations that sent a letter to Senate and House of Representatives Appropriations Committee leaders urging them to “ensure affordable housing, community development and transportation programs receive the highest allocation of discretionary funds possible in fiscal year 2020.”
The inaugural class of Hall of Honor inductees includes executive-level women who have made significant contributions to the senior housing and care field.
Senior living advocates are urging Congress to reject the reforms to Medicaid in President Trump’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2020 and also are “deeply disappointed” in changes to affordable housing programs.
The Labor Department’s new proposal to increase the salary threshold for employee overtime pay, announced Thursday, might have been expected, but it’s still of concern to some organizations representing senior living operators.